During the swim, you must use a swimming stroke to advance in the pool. You are not allowed to pull on ropes, push off the bottom, or walk in the pool to advance forward. Doing so will result in disqualification for not completing the swim properly. All athletes must have an approved helmet with the chin strap fastened before entering the bike course. No helmet, or if your chin strap is not fastened, will mean disqualification. Drafting is prohibited on the bike course. You must keep 4 bike lengths from the cyclist in front of you. Bikers and runners must obey all traffic rules/laws and race official instructions. Roads will not be closed to vehicular traffic. Volunteers will be placed in key areas to help direct race traffic. No outside assistance is allowed and no one other than the athletes are permitted in the transition area. Getting assistance will lead to disqualification. Please consult the USA Triathlon rules to ensure you do not get assessed penalties or disqualification. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules
Swim Course: (300m)
The swim is in a 25-meter pool which ranges from 3 ½ to 5 feet. Swimmers will complete 12 lengths (6 laps). Open/Elite Division will start first. Participants will enter the pool every 15 seconds swimming down and back in each lane before changing lanes. All lane changes are made on the same side of the pool where you begin. With this swim format it is CRITICAL to provide us with an accurate swim time for 300 meters. This will be very important one week out from the event when we begin using that estimated time to seat you in position. The fastest swimmers will be first with the slower swimmers in the line behind.
Bike Course: (11.3 mi - Out and Back)
The bike course is rolling with no major climbs and will consist of a 11.3-mile out and back on back country roads. No drafting, bikers must stay 4 lengths apart. There will be a small portion of VA 277 where a bike lane will be set on the east bound lane. This portion will be specially marked and patrolled by local police. Single file out and back during this section of the race. BIKE COURSE IS NOT CLOSED TO TRAFFIC. As a rider, you must use caution and make your own judgment call while on the course. There will be police presence and volunteers at the turns to ensure you know where to go.
Running Course: (3.1mi/5K - Out and Back)
The run is an out and back and is entirely in the park using the path and park road.
We will have water and sport drinks at the water stations and finish line. There will be water at the the transition area, halfway point while biking, and the finish line. We will also have food items at the finish line area for volunteers and participants only.
It is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course. Please study the map and drive, or even better practice the course.
Top 3 Overall Male and Female*
Masters Overall Male and Female (40+)
Local Overall Male and Female
Top 2 age group male and female, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Your race age is based on your age on December 31, 2022, per USAT rules.
Awards will be handed out at the awards ceremony following the race.